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Luxury Mekong 2018
(Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City)

8 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise
Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia! Begin your Mekong River adventure in Siem Reap by meeting your Scenic Tour Director in the foyer of the Park Hyatt Hotel at 8:45am. Join your fellow guests and journey to the port of Kampong Cham with a walk across the ancient Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei and a stop at a stone cutters village en-route.  Upon arrival be welcomed aboard the luxurious Scenic Spirit. After your welcome reception on the Sundeck, commence sailing to Wat Hanchey with its ancient pagoda and monastery. (Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 2 Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham.
 
Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time wandering through the township of Kampong Cham. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 3 Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho ChenHighlights: Enrich - Monk blessing
Cruise up the Tonle Sap River to Kampong Tralach, experience an ox cart ride from the ship through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.
 
Receive a blessing in the pagoda from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.
 
Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit. Later sail downstream to wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 4 Phnom Penh
Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or tour the local food market before joining a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market as well as its modern architecture.
 
Arrive by tuk tuk and enjoy a guided tour of the historic Raffles, Hotel Le Royal, followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Phnom Penh > Tan Chau
Visit the National Museum and Royal Palace before setting sail for the Cambodian and Vietnamese border. Relax during your afternoon of cruising as you cross the border into Vietnam. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Tan Chau
Visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi to the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively explore Chau Doc city or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Sa Dec > Cai Be
Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market. Stop for a green tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.
 
Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House. Or choose an on board Freechoice activity. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City
Berth in My Tho and following breakfast, disembark and transfer to Ho Chi Min City.  Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City you can be dropped off at the airport for your homebound flight or at your hotel of choice where your arrangements end. Expect to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City around 12:00-12:30pm. Please book flights to depart after 3pm. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Visit Wat Hanchey and meet with some of the novice monks
  • Explore Kampong Cham and the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok
  • Cruise along the scenic Tonle Sap River and visit unique floating villages
  • Take a rickshaw along Phnom Penh’s riverfront and visit the Royal Palace and National Museum
  • Enjoy a wonderful performance of Apsara, a traditional dance
  • Stroll through Sa Dec’s bustling market and visit the home of Mr. Hyun Thuy Le
  • Visit Cai Be’s floating market and learn about rice paper making at a family-operated rice factory
All This Included
Scenic Spirit - Ultimate Inclusions
  • 100% one-bedroom balcony suites
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Private butler for all guests
  • Choice of four dining options, from casual fare in River Café to fine dining in Crystal Dining
  • Complimentary on board guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
Scenic Enrich - Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences
  • Discover the ancient stories surrounding the 11th century temple complex of Wat Nokor and receive a traditional monk’s blessing
  • Enjoy high tea at Raffles, Hotel Le Royal, before an exclusive private shadow puppet performance accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra
  • Enjoy lunch at a restaurant that supports the training of former street children and meet some of the teachers and students
Scenic FreeChoice
  • Scenic FreeChoice inclusions in Chau Doc and Phnom Penh
Dining Experiences
  • 21 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D)
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Spirit
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochured itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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